Date | Speaker | Topic | Reference |
23 Aug | Jason | Intro to the course, and some hyperbolic geometry | Casson and Bleiler |
28 Aug | Jason | Some hyperbolic geometry | Bruno Martelli, An introduction to Geometric Topology, especially chapter 6. |
30 Aug | Jason | More hyperbolic geometry. | |
4 Sep | Jason | The bigon criterion. | |
6 Sep | John | Separability in surface groups | Peter Scott, Subgroups of surfaces groups are almost geometric. |
13 Sep | Philip | Minimally self-intersecting curves | J. Hass and P. Scott. "Intersections of curves on surfaces." Israel J. Math. 51 (1985), no. 1-2, 90–120. MR804478 |
20 Sep | Chaitanya | Introduction to Goldman bracket | M. Chas. "The Goldman bracket and the intersection of curves on surfaces." in Geometry, groups and dynamics, 73–83, Contemp. Math., 639, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2015. MR3379820 and "Minimal intersection of curves on surfaces," Geom. Dedicata 144 (2010), 25–60. MR250416. |
27 September | Jim | Gabai's simple loop theorem | D. Gabai. The simple loop conjecture. |
16 October | John | The simple loop theorem for Seifert spaces | J. Hass. Minimal surfaces in manifolds with S^{1} actions and the simple loop conjecture for Seifert fibered spaces. |
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